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1.  Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome: A Rare Entity 
The popliteal pterygium syndrome is a congenital malformation that includes orofacial, musculoskeletal and genitourinary anomalies. It is a rare autosomal dominant disorder. We report one family with popliteal pterygium syndrome affecting father and his two daughters, who underwent surgical corrections for multiple congenital malformations.
PMCID: PMC3418038  PMID: 22953299
Popliteal pterygium syndrome;  Autosomal dominant disorder;  Familial
2.  Epigastric Heteropagus Twin 
Parasitic twining is a rare type of monozygotic monochorionic monoamniotic asymmetrical conjoined twin. We report a case of epigastric heteropagus twin. An ultrasound scan showed a defect of 1.5 cm in the epigastrium. CT showed soft tissue lobulated mass with fat and air components coming out of the epigastric defect. At operation rudimentary alimentary canal with no viscera, was found in the parasite. The parasite was easily separated from the host.
PMCID: PMC3418030  PMID: 22953291
Conjoined twin;  Monochorionic monoamniotic;  Epigastric heteropagus twin
3.  Atresia of the Ascending Colon: A Rarity 
Atresia of the colon is among the rare types of all gastrointestinal atresias. Ascending colon is the rarest site of all the colonic atresias. The authors report a case of a 4-day-old male baby who presented with the features of distal intestinal obstruction. At laparotomy type I atresia of the ascending colon, just distal to cecum, was found. Primary ceco-colic anastomosis along with a covering ileostomy was performed. Ileostomy was reversed 3 weeks later.
PMCID: PMC3417987  PMID: 22953246
Atresia of ascending colon; Neonatal intestinal obstruction; Early ileostomy reversal

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